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Co-educational independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 3-18

OUTSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS  •  PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE  •  LOVE OF LEARNING 

Headmaster's Welcome

Wellington’s ethos rests on three principles: building outstanding relationships, the pursuit of excellence and a love of learning.

There is a strong sense of community across the school and we hold dear values such as kindness, inclusivity, equality and empathy. From our relationships flow a strong sense of belonging, and we want children of all ages to feel known, valued and understood.

We believe that children who feel safe and secure at school will feel empowered to excel, to be the best they can be. Supportive staff encourage students to aim high and to work hard as they strive for their goals. Excellence is distinct and unique to every individual, and getting things right in the end often means taking risks and making mistakes along the way. We aren’t afraid of that.

Curiosity and a desire to engage with the world are central to our approach to learning. Achieving the best possible grades is obviously crucial, but we believe that there is a lot more to a premium quality education than measurable academic outcomes. Our remarkable co-curricular programme offers students of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get involved, and we want every child to develop those personal skills they will need to thrive in a competitive and increasingly complex world.

We are a proudly process-oriented school. While celebrating the outstanding achievements of our students, our focus is on the processes which yield these great results. School should be a joyful time and youngsters ought to feel confident as they grow into adults. Wellingtonians go on to do great things; they leave us confident but not arrogant, ambitious but not entitled.

Do come and visit; it would be our pleasure to welcome you.

Hear from the Headmaster

Discover Wellington

Admissions

Our Admissions Team would be delighted to hear from you and discuss your family's requirements.   They can arrange a tour of our wonderful School so you can see the School in action and meet pupils, staff and the Headmaster.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials

Our relationship with the Wellington School family is vital to the success of the School.  We regularly receive feedback from families and the local community and are proud to share this.

News and Events

Wellington School is a busy place with children who get involved in lots of activities both inside and outside of School.  You can read all about what's been happening here.

Prep School

Our purpose-built, nurturing Prep School caters for children from age 3 in our Nursery to age 11 in Year 6.   

History and Background

The School was founded in 1837 and occupies 35 acres in the centre of the market town of Wellington in Somerset.

Visiting Us

We would be delighted to show you around our wonderful School which is situated in the South West of England with excellent travel connections and close to three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.